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tv   [untitled]    April 22, 2013 11:14am-11:16am PDT

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in san francisco for a couple of decades, long before it became popular. i have many concerns about this proposal. presently, there is not adequate enforcement of vehicular laws on bike lanes. i give you valencia street as the most prominent example. it usually has double-parked vehicles on it, interfering with the safe bicycle use of the bike lane. i have concerns -- i've been a private bike user for 20 years and i am concerned that one of the effects of this program might be to discourage private bike use. i don't want to feel any pressure that i can't use my personal bike whenever i so fit. i have some privacy concerns. i believe that you will be monitoring the location of all of these bicycles.
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i believe the database so created will be out of the control of the users. this is very disturbing and is not consistent with our state constitution for one thing. so, also, we have problems with parking as it is with bikes in san francisco. i can't but help believe that when you implement, if you implement this program, it would make it more difficult for private bike users to safely and legally park their bicycles. thank you. >> thank you very much. is there any additional public comment on item number 5? seeing none, public comment is closed. [gavel] >> so, colleagues, yes, president chiu. >> just one follow-up question to staff. obviously i think san francisco will probably have a somewhat different experience with bike sharing compared to the south bay. i'm wondering, you had one side about what the future of bike
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sharing would look like and what we're hoping for. could you give us a sense of what you think that differential might be like? ~ between our two counties and how we sort of -- what is in the conversations and our relationships with other jurisdictions to take into account what might be different rider ship rates? >> ridership rates -- i don't expect -- i don't honestly know, but judging from the success in d.c. where the bikes right now are used about five times a day, i expect that's what we'll get here. so, i think usership rate will be somewhat lower.